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sounds too good to be true and in some cases it is. cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts with how many cars have overstated mileage estimates. >>> reporter: meet the 5 passenger hybrid. >> reporter: ford's answer to the prius. >> c max and fusion hybrids. both boast 47 miles per gallon but when consumer reports recently tested vehicles it found the c-max actually delivered 37 miles per gallon the fusion 39. >> the cars are not getting the fuel economy you would expect. >> reporter: last month both kia and hyundai admitted they overstated mileage on more than one-third of the vehicles they have sold since last year. john bought his kia based on those estimates. but instead of getting the advertised 21 city and 28 highway he says he is getting an average 16 miles per gallon. >> we decided to try to use it only for freeway driving. >> we have seen a lot of liberties taken in the advertising. >> reporter: a consumer watchdog believes carmakers boost mileage estimates to sell cars. his group is asking car owners to track their own mileage and report if it's not living up to the estimat
identities at dozens of area gas stations. julie watt shows us what the stations are doing. >> reporter: they are supposed to offer a bit of protection, security stickers slapped on gasp lien pump. in the sticker is broken, someone may have tried to open the machine. >> when i looked at my account, i saw a withdrawal for 300- dollar which i knew i had not made. >> reporter: this time last year, it happened to 300 customers at lucky supermarkets when crooks installed a few skimmers that went unnoticed for days. we saw some sticker, some cut, some peeled off. sign of tampering? >> not necessarily. >> we have not had any kind of skimmer devices put on any one of our equipment. >> reporter: he wants to put it that way. rotten robbie is joining others moving from low tech stickers to newer generation readers. >> once you try to get inside, it won't work. it's broken. >> reporter: joan at gas station card receiptors are one example of new technology spoke for a downturn in skimmer scan. >> the counter measures have really improved. >> like this pump that sounds an aalmost and kills the power
. on the consumerwatch, julie watts says that people who borrowed money from a company called check and go may actually be entitled to thousands of dollars each. julie. >> reporter: that's right. refunds in this $4.3 million settlement are expected to range anywhere from $20 to $4,600 per person. but to qualify, you must have borrowed money from check and go online. now, at a press conference today san francisco city attorney dennis herrera said check and go skirted california law by preying on the most economically vulnerable and charging interest rates as high as 400%. >> they partnered with an out- of-state bank to essentially say that we are no longer subject to the limits of 36% apr that's set in california law so as part of the settlement that we have negotiated with them they have agreed to abide by california's limits. they have discontinued that relationship with the out of state bank. and they also have established this settlement fund. >> reporter: now, to qualify for a refund you must have taken out a four-month installment loan through one of three affiliated websites between november 2006
lost 158 points today. its five-day losing streak is the longest since july. the nasdaq and s&p 500 also closed down. >>> police pulled over a bmw for speeding. but before the officer could walk up to write the ticket, the driver floored it and tried to get away. moments later, the bmw slammed into another car a few blocks away from bishop o'dowd high school. cbs 5 reporter da lin tells us an innocent person was killed because of another's recklessness. >> reporter: it started at 98th and bancroft. two chp officers patrolling the streets of oakland pulled over a bmw for speeding. the driver initially stopped but once the officers got out of their car, investigators say the bmw sped away. less than a mile away, the chp says the driver of the silver bmw m6 broadsided a black lincoln on 98th avenue. the impact killed a passenger in the sedan. investigators say the woman was in her early 20s. four other people inside the lincoln suffered from minor to serious injuries. witnesses say the impact could be heard from blocks away. >> a big noise. boom. >> reporter: the chp says after the cra
impossible to shop for. >> cbs 5 reporter julie watson has three gifts that won't break theback and won't reveal you waited until the last minute. >> i always wait million the last minute. >> reporter: as last minute shoppers rush to check off their list, it seems everyone has someone who is nearly impossible to shop for. >> my parents and my fiance. >> my dad. >> my younger daughter. >> because you never know what the hell they want. >> we have come up with a few last minute gift ideas. if you play your cards right they may never know you waited until the last minute. >> this would be perfect for anybody on my christmas list, whether it was for my dad who loves to cook to my little 7- year-old nephew who is obsessed with like science experiments. >> eye on the bay produce california cities sandra murray -- producer sandra murray discovered it while doing a news segment. forget about rush delivery. simply email or print the ecard and your gift is ready to go. >> by creating electricity from the heat of the fire it can charge your phone, light or other gadgets. >> it gain popularity foll
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